Amid Gareth Southgate’s side’s triumph over Switzerland in the Nations League, the England Lionesses also enjoyed a fine Sunday as they got their Women’s World Cup journey off to the perfect start.
Phil Neville’s side claimed a hard-fought 2-1 win over Scotland in their opening group game, and have begun the tournament in the right tone.
The result prompted England captain Harry Kane to take to Twitter to offer up his congratulations to the women’s side, and urged them to ‘bring it home’ this summer.
— Harry Kane (@HKane) 9 June 2019
That tweet lead to Kane’s Tottenham teammate Moussa Sissoko to enter the conversation, and the Frenchman understandably insisted that the tournament was for Les Bleus to win.
@HKane this World Cup is for France
— Moussa Sissoko (@MoussaSissoko) 9 June 2019
The World Cup, which is being held in France, saw the hosts record an emphatic 4-0 victory over South Korea in the opening game of the competition, and they are being considered amongst the favourites to lift the trophy at the end.
Kane and Sissoko’s support for their countries’ respective women’s sides showed the great interest in this year’s World Cup, with initial viewing figures suggesting that 6.1m people saw England’s clash with Scotland on Sunday.
With so many great sides involved, it will be fascinating to see who walks home as champions of the eighth edition of the Women’s World Cup.